Dr. Hamed Merah
Hamed Hassan Merah is CEO of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration. He is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the Islamic economy and finance industry, with experience in banking, investment banking, insurance (Takaful), and the development of related industry standard setting. Dr. Merah leads a specialized international organization with activities and members in more than 45 countries. He is a trainer who delivers courses and workshops, including as keynote speaker in numerous specialized conferences in more than 30 countries. Dr. Merah has been a member of several international advisory boards and councils, including the International Monetary Fund Interdepartmental Working Group on Islamic Finance, the International Financial Reporting Standards Islamic Finance Consultative Group, and the Advisory Council on Islamic Finance of the Astana International Financial Centre. He has delivered key research papers and is the author of two books. Dr. Merah is a former secretary general and Board of Trustees member of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. He attended the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.